Evolutionary Medicine by Stephen C. StearnsEvolutionary Medicine by Stephen C. Stearns

Evolutionary Medicine

byStephen C. Stearns, Ruslan Medzhitov

Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Evolutionary Medicine is an engaging introduction to the principles of evolutionary thinking and the relevance of evolutionary biology to clinical medicine. Aimed at both students and professionals in medicine and public health, this text discusses key topics including the evolution ofpatients and diseases, defenses and pathogens, cancer as an evolutionary process, vulnerabilities created by the evolution of reproduction, the evolution of mental disorders, and more.
Stephen C. Stearns is the Edward P Bass Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. A 1967 Yale graduate, he earned an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. He was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley prior to his first academic appointment ...
Title:Evolutionary MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.29 × 7.09 × 0.59 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1605352608

ISBN - 13:9781605352602


Editorial Reviews

"Evolutionary Medicine is intended for undergraduate, graduate, or medical school courses. It draws from fields as diverse as anthropology to molecular biology in order to illustrate the vast landscape of an organism in all its complexity. In contrast to the reductionist approach often takento answer complex biological questions, much of the strength of the book derives from the authors' ability to step back and describe themes that are broadly generalizable. This alternative perspective allows for an innovative understanding of basic biological processes with profound translationalpotential." -Alexandra Kuhlmann, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine